I have been under the care of a professor in asthma medicine for over a year. In good times see him once every couple of months, in bad times (like the last 7 months!) can be almost weekly. I put in a request for repeat script to the GP to be told I had to visit the asthma nurse at the GPs for a review before I could have a repeat. I explained that I was under constant supervision of the prof plus the respiratory nurse specialists but they wouldn't provide the repeat. The only appointments were on. Friday between 09.30 and 12.30 - bit of a problem when you work. So I took some leave time and went. To be honest it was a waste of my time and hers. I asked the direct question as to why I had to see her when I was seeing the specialist team, and after the question being evaded several times I was told it was for funding purposes only. They couldn't and wouldn't change any medication but in order to "" tick the box"" and get the relevant payment had to see me. A massive waste of resource in a cash strapped NHS. Anyone else had the same problem?